Which histologic findings are characteristic of hypoalbuminemia due to cirrhosis?

Updated: Sep 11, 2020
  • Author: Ruben Peralta, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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When hypoalbuminemia is due to cirrhosis, liver biopsy findings show a loss of hepatic architecture, fibrosis, and nodular regeneration. The pattern of injury and special stains can help determine the etiology of cirrhosis.


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